Sometimes you just have to get away from it all (whatever ‘it’ is). When we need some peace and quiet, we turn to nature. Whether it’s taking a walk in the brisk morning weather, or sipping wine perched on our patio look out at the stars, nature always forces us to sit back and relax and put things in perspective. For this round of Designer Escape, we escaped to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a town that truly is away from it all.
Steamboat Springs is cozy and quaint, offering a connected-to-nature feel everywhere you go. From corner cafes and coffee shops to nature walks and waterfall exploration, we definitely got our steps in! Here’s a download of our Designer Escape to Steamboat Springs:
Part of the Timber Resort family, One Steamboat Place offers a respite from everyday life. Whether you’re spending your days skiing the slopes, taking a walk through nature, or simply reading your favorite book by the fire, this cozy cabin atmosphere is truly a designer escape. Each unit at One Steamboat Place is a completely private residence with two to five bedrooms, perfect for family vacations or reunions with old friends. The grand main gathering room comes equipped with tufted leather chairs, plenty of plaid, dramatic wingback chairs, live edge wood banquettes, and a gorgeous glass fish chandelier. In the wine lounge you’re immediately greeted by several pairs of bright red leather chairs and a glass wall wine cellar. The reading room offers a tranquil environment for catching up on your magazines and novels with a custom tufted banquette and two fireplaces, one for you and whomever you allow to sit and read with you! Other amenities include a game room, relaxing spa, and a ski vault and locker room. If you’re an avid skier, you’ll be pleased to know that One Steamboat Place also comes equipped with boot dryers for after long days of shredding the slopes.
Cafe Diva, a romantic and cozy eatery at the base of Steamboat Springs mountainous pass, is a local must-try. Outfitted with bright red walls and deep jewel tones, the over-the-top opulence of Cafe Diva has attracted locals and travelers alike, offering a fun dining experience for the whole family to enjoy. With warm maple accents, heavy velvet curtains, and wool area rugs, the space makes you want to kick off your snow boots and stay awhile, perhaps with a bottle of their local vino. The menu offers something for everyone, from comforting seasonal cuisine (which usually includes hearty venison) to a delicious dessert menu that can be split between you and a special someone
If you’re looking for an authentic Colorado dining experience, stop by The Laundry. Decked in rustic exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and exposed black ducting, this space has a young, energetic vibe while still maintaining a comfy ski-lodge feel. Meals are served tapa style and packed with flavor. The Laundry served us our favorite meal along with a great cocktail selection, perfect for Californians looking for a taste of home.
Like we said before, this designer escape was meant to get away from it all, and when in Steamboat Springs, do as the locals do! Upon recommendation we made our way to Strawberry Park Hot Springs, a sweltering pool of four mineral springs that average around 100-degrees. While the hot springs are open to anyone during any season, we were lucky enough to experience them during a snow flurry. We sat in the warm springs and watched snowflakes fall and instantly dissipate once they hit our skin.
Steamboat Springs is full of hiking trails for all levels of hikers, even those of us that wouldn’t categorize ourselves as ‘hikers’. The trails we found were just right, giving us picturesque views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains the Aspen trails. If you visit during September and early October you can see where the falling snow carved hidden trails and how the bright orange leaves ‘pop’ against the brisk autumn sky.
Steamboat Springs was relaxing and recharging, much needed after our preparation for this year’s High Point Market and the upcoming holiday season!